IACE Updates, March 19th

As we navigate through these unprecedented times, we want you to know that the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement is working on ways to ensure that you are supported and updated about decisions affecting you.

As of Thursday, March 19th, our office has transitioned away from in-person delivery of services to alternative forms of communication and support.

In addition, the First Peoples House is closed and all events and programs, including Elders in Residence, have been cancelled.

We want to emphasize that although the First Peoples House is closed, staff remain available to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 250-853-3730 or .

Student Services

  • For access to services for Indigenous students, including emergency bursaries, please contact IACE at 250-853-3730 or .
  • Counselling Services is offering sessions by phone instead of face-to-face, and they have updated their instructions for making an appointment.

Please continue to check the official UVic COVID-19 page for updates on a regular basis. The most up-to-date information will always appear there.

Your health and safety are our priority and we encourage you to follow the guidelines recommended by the BC Ministry of Health, such as hand washing, social distancing and disinfecting your personal spaces and equipment.

We look forward to seeing you all in the future and thank you for your understanding through these challenging times.